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Gigantic Brewing & Bizarre Portland United Reunite on Unipiper Hazy IPA


Van Havig, Brian Kidd, aka The Unipiper, and Ben Love enjoying a Unipiper Hazy IPA at Gigantic Brewing. (image courtesy of Weird Portland United)
Van Havig, Brian Kidd, aka The Unipiper, and Ben Love having fun with a Unipiper Hazy IPA at Gigantic Brewing. (picture courtesy of Bizarre Portland United)

Portland, Ore., Might twenty third, 2023 – It’s again, and weirder than ever! Gigantic Brewing Firm and Bizarre Portland United (501c3) are retaining the celebration of Portland’s bizarre wonders alive by returning to the place it began, with the revival of the much-lauded Unipiper Hazy IPA as the subsequent launch of their ongoing Weirdtastic Beer Sequence collaboration.

With a mix of Citra, Mosaic, Crystal, and the Unipiper’s personal Cascade hops, Gigantic’s Unipiper Hazy IPA was particularly designed as a riotously refreshing tropical blast with notes of passioinfruit, mango, guava, and orange, all due to the masterful work of the Cosmic Punch yeast, unleashing thiols that amplify the tropical aromas to eleven. On the event of the Unipiper Hazy IPA’s return, Gigantic brewmaster and co-owner Ben Love mentioned “Unipiper beer in Portland has a cult-like following, and we’re honored to be carrying on the custom. With the Unipiper Hazy IPA, we created a beer that folks have been excited to drink and speak about. The demand for its return was overwhelming and we have been very happy to oblige.” And in the identical vein, the Unipiper himself quipped, “I’m so completely happy for all the thrill this beer has generated for Bizarre Portland United. Beer is the lifeblood of this metropolis and this beer collection is our megaphone, broadcasting Portland’s distinctive attraction to the world. Making beer brings me such pleasure, and attending to share it on this scale is a dream come true.”

For the reason that introduction of Unipiper Hazy IPA in 2022, Gigantic and WPU have gone on to provide an array of Weirdtastic brew celebrating the PDX Grownup Soapbox Derby, the work of beloved native artist and public pleasure creator, Mike Bennett, and most just lately, drag icon and Guinness World File holder, Darcelle XV. By way of this work, the staff have raised over $5,000 in help of Bizarre Portland United’s efforts to maintain what is taken into account a standard degree of bizarre for the Rose Metropolis. Their newest undertaking is the development of the Bizarre Portland Corridor of Fame, set for a grand opening late summer time 2023.

This launch additionally marks 10 years of neighborhood pushed beer initiatives involving the Unipiper, Portland’s legendary fire-breathing, bagpipe-playing, kilt-donning, unicycle-riding marvel. Beer and the Unipiper go hand-in-hand in Portland, and over this time, the Unipiper has labored with a number of native breweries to provide distinctive beers that includes every thing from bagpipe roasted peppers to pickled pipers. For his work with the Oregon Brewer’s Pageant, the Unipiper was even honored in 2019 because the occasion’s Grand Marshal.

Unipiper Hazy IPA Particular Supply Contest
Followers on the lookout for the last word Unipiper Hazy IPA expertise can enter to win a particular supply of the beer together with a basket of distinctive items delivered on to their home by the Unipiper himself! For full particulars, regulate Gigantic Brewing and the Unipiper’s social media on 5/21 when the competition formally begins.

Unipiper Hazy IPA Beer Launch
For everyone else trying to get in on the revival celebration, they need to plan to attend the official ALL AGES Unipiper Hazy IPA launch get together on the model new Gigantic Hawthorne Pub on June 2nd from 4-7pm. Admission is free and the Unipiper will probably be available offering leisure, selfies, and signatures on memento bottles. Following launch, Unipiper Hazy IPA will probably be out there on draft and on retailer cabinets in every single place Gigantic is offered, together with New Seasons Market. House supply of Unipiper Hazy IPA can also be out there inside 18 miles of Portland via the Gigantic web site.

Unipiper Hazy IPA Launch Social gathering and Bottle Signing
June 02, 4-7pm | Gigantic Hawthorne Pub, 4343 SE Hawthorne | Portland | Be part of the Fb Occasion

The Unipiper hauling some Unipiper Hazy IPA. (image courtesy of Weird Portland United)
The Unipiper hauling some Unipiper Hazy IPA. (picture courtesy of Bizarre Portland United)

About Gigantic Brewing Firm
Gigantic Brewing Firm is an unbiased, artisanal brewery situated within the Southeast quadrant of Portland. We maintain ourselves to a easy precept – By no means Give an Inch. We vow to begin small and (stubbornly) keep small, focusing our efforts on making distinctive beer, relatively than numerous beer. While you drink Gigantic, know that we didn’t simply put our names on the label – our effort, creativeness, and dry wit are in each bottle. Take pleasure in Gigantic on the Gigantic Brewery (5224 SE twenty sixth Ave), Gigantic Robotic Room (6935 NE Glisan), on faucet or in bottle at your favourite grocer, bottle store, bar or restaurant in Oregon. As at all times, Gigantic beer is packaged in BottleDrop Refillable bottles. BottleDrop Refillables are sorted, washed, inspected, and delivered again to Oregon’s craft beverage producers to be refilled. By selecting drinks in refillable bottles, you assist preserve our air clear, our seashores, parks and roadsides litter-free, promote a round economic system, and set a mannequin for future generations.

In regards to the Unipiper
Legends abound in Portland surrounding the antics of a unicycle driving, flame spewing bagpiper. Six instances topped as Portland’s ‘Finest Native Movie star’, The Unipiper, often known as Brian Kidd, has change into synonymous with the Rose Metropolis’s offbeat sensibilities. With nice energy comes nice duty nevertheless, and in 2019, as town’s unofficial ambassador of bizarre, The Unipiper fulfilled a longtime dream with the formation of Bizarre Portland United, town’s first nonprofit devoted to Preserving Portland Bizarre. In recognition of his longtime contributions to Portland’s craft beer scene, The Unipiper served as Grand Marshal of the 2019 Oregon Brewer’s Pageant the place he was honored with the ‘Spirit of Craft Brewing’ award. When he’s not wheeling round city, the Unipiper co-hosts a podcast about motion pictures filmed in Portland, appropriately known as ‘Portland At The Films’.

About Bizarre Portland United
Based in 2019 by Portland’s Unipiper in an effort to curb the rising homogenization and sanitization of town’s picture, Bizarre Portland United exists to find, promote, and nurture the dreamers, creators, and risk-takers that preserve Portland bizarre. Present and previous initiatives embrace the institution of the Bizarre Portland Corridor of Fame, group of Portland Bizarre Week, and internet hosting of many occasions similar to Bizarre Portland Creatives, the Bizarre Portland Gala, and the Portlandia Mermaid Parade. In 2020, WPU awarded over $5000 in grants to Portland creatives via the #KeepWeirdAlive marketing campaign.




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